RUFFIN: NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT
Keith Jarrett: I actually need the audience to help me find a new focus.
PIANIST KEITH JARRETT’S AUDIENCE MAY NOT KNOW IT, BUT HE NEEDS THEM. THE MOMENT HE STEPS ON STAGE AND STARTS TO IMPROVISE, THERE’S AN ALMOST TELEPATHIC CONVERSATON GOING ON.
Keith Jarrett: Truly, I am blank walking out. I'm a receptor. And what I'm receiving is things like how concentrated are they? I mean, I'm looking for new music each time. So in a very correct way, these are like commissioned works for every particular audience I ever played.
Music up and hot
Keith Jarrett: So for me, the discomfort is creative discomfort.
THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH 2014 KEITH JARRETT WAS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
Excerpt of "Part XV" from the album, Rio, composed and performed by Keith Jarrett, used courtesy of ECM Records. Used by permission of Cavelight Music (BMI).